Edyta Posel-Czescik is Head of Data and Format Standardisation Services Unit in the Publications Office of the European Union, leading two forward-looking projects under the Digital Europe Programme: development of AKN4EU standard and reference data management platform VocBench. As her Unit coordinates, supports and promotes the standardisation of reference data, schemas, ontologies, document formats and linguistic resources, they are proud contributors to the interoperability between EU institutions and cooperate with third parties, including standardisation bodies the Member States. Formerly, she was deputy Head of the Content and Demand Management Unit at OP, dealing with innovative services for digital publishing. Interoperability has always been in Edyta`s spotlight due to her background in security studies and former professional experience. Prior to joining the EU institutions 17 years ago, she was part of the Research Office at the Polish Institute of International Affairs focusing on the interoperability in the field of security and defence.